Pearls are born in the water, so they naturally benefit from absorbing the oils of your skin. For this reason, we recommend wearing your pearls often. However, they are naturally porous and can lose their luster easily.
Since pearls thrive from moisture, they do not need to be stored in airtight containers. However, if they are stored in a dry environment, they may crack. Try keeping them in a soft-lined, compartmentalized jewelry box instead. Pearls are an organic gem material and can be susceptible to dents and scratches.
Pearls are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extreme humidity. Avoid letting your pearls come into contact with bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, makeup, perfume or hairspray. These substances can cause damage to the shiny exterior of your pearl jewelry.
To clean your pearls, dip a small, fresh makeup brush in a mixture of water and shampoo and glaze over each pearl. From your blue Akoya pearl necklace to Honora earrings, these steps will help to maintain the luster of your pearls for generations to come.